Free Online Creative Entrepreneurship Training Offered For City Youth

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

RISE Chattanooga is launching a free online training initiative exclusively for youth to provide support, education and creativity called The Grind.

Inspired and supported by one of Chattanooga’s cultural producers and creative makers, Swayyvo Morton, Grind is a 5-week intensive after school online program series exclusively for youth within the ages of 12-17 years of age that places focus on developing and strengthening their knowledge on creative entrepreneurship skills and opportunities.

“Since our inception, it is always one of our primary goals to inspire, educate, and motivate our next generation of creative group of doers within the city through the lens of cultural expression,” said Shane Morrow, RISE rirector. “I’m grateful to have local emerging and established creative entrepreneurs like Swayyvo see the value of investing his time and support back to our community youth while elevating his professional career. This type of example only strengthens and encourages our youth to cultivate their dreams and aspirations.”

The weekly workshops are geared toward independent growth and maturity within a group environment facilitated by local artists, small business, and creative entrepreneurs of color. Participants selected for this program are given a stipend for participation and an opportunity to win a microgrant to develop and implement an idea or product that they can sell.

RISE will host an information session on April 22 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Interested participants can sign up here

“I’ve always had a heart for the youth, I’m excited to be partnering with Rise Chattanooga to reach our young creatives and inspire them to think as big as possible,” said Swayyvo. "I fully intend to be that helping hand and fountain of knowledge I wished I had when I was young. This is going to be a great opportunity for them to find passion and get a head start at entrepreneurship and innovative thinking. We aspire to drop knowledge that will cause ripples that ring success forever.”



Northwest Georgia Posts Positive Numbers Across The Board For Labor Market In March

Dalton Labor Market Numbers Positive Across The Board In March

3 American Water Executives Honored By The National Diversity Council


Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia saw positive over-the-month measures for nearly every key indicator in March. “We had another strong month in ... (click for more)

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton saw positive over-the-month measures in almost every key indicator in March. “We had another strong month in March,” said ... (click for more)

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that three of its executives were recognized by the National Diversity Council for ... (click for more)



Business

Northwest Georgia Posts Positive Numbers Across The Board For Labor Market In March

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia saw positive over-the-month measures for nearly every key indicator in March. “We had another strong month in March,” said Comm. Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate drop in every single region and county, along with an increase in jobs across the state and most importantly, a decrease in over-the-year ... (click for more)

Dalton Labor Market Numbers Positive Across The Board In March

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Dalton saw positive over-the-month measures in almost every key indicator in March. “We had another strong month in March,” said Comm. Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate drop in every single MSA, along with an increase in jobs across the state and most importantly, a decrease in over-the-year initial claims for every ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Man Charged With Almost 50 Counts Of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

A Chattanooga man suspected of using Facebook and Snapchat to sexually exploit minors from around the country is now facing almost 50 counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. Chattanooga police began investigating Cadairyian Watt, 25, after being sent a sexual exploitation case from a deputy in New York. Police said he used a Facebook and Snapchat profile using a ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Schools Announce New Principals

As the district looks to the 2021-2022 school year, Hamilton County Schools announced several personnel updates Thursday, including new principals. Crystal Sorrells has been named the principal at Brainerd High School. She previously served as principal of East Ridge High School and was named 2021 Principal of the Year for Hamilton County Schools. Ms. Sorrells, a Brainerd ... (click for more)

Opinion

Aftermath Of The "George Floyd" Trial - And Response

It is not by mistake that African Americans saw it as Mr. Floyd being on trial - having to prove himself worthy of fairness - even beyond the grave. The death of injustice in America, from the first arrival of enslaved blacks from the motherland Africa, has always been the dream and prayer of the black man. It not only impacts black men, it also wrecks havoc on the black family ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Two Differing Views

For many reasons, I am infatuated with Constitutional law and, therefore, I was absorbed with the abject unfairness of the Derek Chauvin trial we just watched unfold in Minneapolis, Minn. Understand, my concern has nothing to do with the verdict. Instead, I am drawn to the nationwide circus that accompanied the outcome and how is it possible for the courtroom to be void of all emotion ... (click for more)